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Brie & Apple Flatbread

This post is sponsored by Southwest Mountains Vineyards.

This brie and apple flatbread is the perfect appetizer to share with friends! Enjoy it with a glass of wine from Southwest Mountains Vineyards for a delicious pairing.

Brie & Apple Flatbread

If you’re looking for a quick and easy shareable snack, this brie & apple flatbread is the answer! It only takes a few minutes to get it in the oven so you can spend more time socializing with friends and family — and less time in the kitchen. Enjoy a slice of this flatbread while you savory a glass of the 2020 White Blend from Southwest Mountains Vineyards

This winery recently opened in Keswick, Virginia and their tasting room is definitely worth the trip. From the sprawling green space to the huge indoor tasting room, this is the perfect place to visit with family and friends. Book a tasting or check out their events page to see what’s happening soon!

Their wine would also make a great holiday gift! You can grab a holiday bundle, and they also have an on-site shop filled with local goodies, books, and apparel, which would be perfect for the wine lover in your life! While you’re there, grab yourself a bottle of the 2020 White Blend and pair it with this tasty flatbread recipe!

Ingredients & Substitutions

  • Flatbread– Mine was about 6 x 12 inches, which is the perfect size for this recipe. You could also use two large pieces of naan. I do recommend a fairly thick crust since it’s pretty cheesy and the crust needs to be able to stand up to the toppings.
  • Olive oil- A little olive oil helps prevent the flatbread from drying out while in the oven.
  • Brie- Be sure to remove the rind, then slice into 1″ pieces. It’s ok if the pieces aren’t perfectly uniform in size but try to get them similar in thickness so they melt evenly.
  • Apple– I recommend a sweet red apple like Honeycrisp, Cosmic Crisp, or Fuji. Be sure to slice the apple very thinly.
  • Arugula– This peppery green makes a nice topping to the flatbread. You could substitute with spinach if you prefer. Be sure it add it as soon as the flatbread comes out of the oven so that it wilts slightly.
  • Honey– This is optional, but I liked adding a little sweetness on top. If you like things spicy, try a drizzle of honey like AR’s Hot Honey.

Simple Tips for Wine Pairing

If you’re picking up some wine for the holidays and you’re not sure what to get, here are some simple tips for wine pairing:

  • Match Intensity. Light wines (e.g., Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc) tend to go well with lighter dishes. Full-bodied wines (e.g., Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay) pair best with heartier, more flavorful dishes.
  • Acid with Acid, Fat with Tannin. High-acid wines (e.g., Sauvignon Blanc) tend to complement acidic dishes while tannic wines (e.g., Cabernet Sauvignon) pair well with fatty dishes, as the tannins help cut through the richness.
  • Opposites (Sometimes) Attract. Sweeter wines can help balance spicy or salty foods. If you’re cooking something spicy or particularly salty, consider pairing it with a sweeter wine.
  • Consider the Cooking Method. Grilled or roasted meats often pair well with red wines, while lighter, poached dishes might go better with white wines.
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Brie & Apple Flatbread

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This brie and apple flatbread is the perfect appetizer to share or a quick and easy dinner for two! Pair it with a glass of wine from Southwest Mountains Vineyards for a delicious meal.

  • Author: Liz Thomson
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Additional Time: 0 hours
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

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  • 1 large flatbread
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 8oz brie cheese, rind removed and sliced into 1” pieces
  • 1 small apple, very thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 cup arugula

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Place the flatbread on a baking sheet and brush with olive oil.
  3. Top with brie and apple slices.
  4. Bake for 7-10 minutes until the cheese is melted.
  5. Remove from the oven and top with arugula.
  6. Drizzle with honey and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Slice and enjoy!

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